Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers. You can reach him at Stephen@Slingshotesports.com

RFRSH example

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Richard Lewis released a video today talking about the conflicts of interest that is caused by RFRSH Entertainment owning multiple teams, future tournaments and other contractual stuff. In the video he used a theoretical example of two teams being owned by the same org (RFRSH) and

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Understanding responsibility

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I started to seriously study competitive gaming once StarCraft 2 came out as I was curious how far I could go. Eventually I came to watch and study the game. After that, I started to watch team esports games. And in one particular sense 1-v-1

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Starladder Kiev ro8 predictions

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast The playoffs of Starladder are set with G2 vs. FaZe and HR vs North in the top half; Na`Vi vs Fnatic and Astralis vs CLG in the bottom half. For G2 vs FaZe, I have G2 winning the series. They have looked excellent in the

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Reignover’s prayer

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast In a feature with Team Liquid, Reignover revealed that he found strength in prayer when going through these rough times with Team Liquid. I don’t think it matters whether a player is religious or not, nor do I think esports is the correct arena to

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Evolution of MVP

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast I thought it would be interesting to show a basic road map of how MVP Dota 2 rose to prominence. They first joined the game around the end of 2013. They had few players and had to learn the basics from North American imports (like

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ppd should be at TI7

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Peter “ppd” Dager apparently asked to be on the panel for both Dota 2 Majors this year but was rejected. I guess it makes sense because he hadn’t proven himself as a panel member prior to applying. Now that we’ve seen him at the Dota 2 Asia Championships,

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Thinking about Overwatch balance

‘Chiu on This’ is a short and regular opinion blast Jeff Kaplan recently did an interview with GamesSpot talking about a lot of different topics. This will only focus on the one question about balance. This is the quote I will be talking about: “I don’t think it’s terrible for there sometimes to be situationally

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